| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:04 PM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who were jailed last month after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic, charging them instead with hooliganism.
An investigation led officials to issue the less...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:44 AM
MOSCOW -- Several thousand people demanding the release of political prisoners took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in the biggest protest action so far this fall.
On a gray, overcast afternoon, protesters marched along Moscow's central Boulevard...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:55 PM
A Norwalk native being held in a Russian jail since he participated in a Greenpeace protest two months ago has been granted bail.
Greenpeace International said in a statement Wednesday that it had posted bail for 15 of the 30 people arrested,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The Norwalk native who is skipper of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and most of the people aboard the ship when it was seized by Russia more than two months ago have been released on bail.
Peter Willcox, captain of the Arctic Sunrise, and the others...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:05 PM
MOSCOW -- An additional 16 people were charged by Russia with piracy Thursday for their role in a foiled Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, a Russian television network reported.
Among the new defendants are Greenpeace activists,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:27 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian investigators said Wednesday that they found drugs and equipment that could be used for spying on board a Greenpeace ship used in a foiled protest against offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic.
Additional charges are expected...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
A passenger landed a plane at Humberside Airport in Britain after the pilot collapsed at the controls, according to news reports.
The two were the only people on board the four-seater Cessna 172 when the pilot became ill Tuesday evening as they headed...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:39 AM
NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights.